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Olympic Medals Table

first_img(306 total medal events)United States 46 37 38 121Britain 27 23 17 67China 26 18 26 70Russia 19 18 19 56Germany 17 10 15 42Japan 12 8 21 41France 10 18 14 42South Korea 9 3 9 21Italy 8 12 8 28Australia 8 11 10 29Netherlands 8 7 4 19Hungary 8 3 4 15Brazil 7 6 6 19Spain 7 4 6 17Kenya 6 6 1 13Jamaica 6 3 2 11Croatia 5 3 2 10Cuba 5 2 4 11New Zealand 4 9 5 18Canada 4 3 15 22Uzbekistan 4 2 7 13Kazakhstan 3 5 9 17Colombia 3 2 3 8Switzerland 3 2 2 7Iran 3 1 4 8Greece 3 1 2 6Argentina 3 1 0 4Denmark 2 6 7 15Sweden 2 6 3 11South Africa 2 6 2 10Ukraine 2 5 4 11Serbia 2 4 2 8Poland 2 3 6 11North Korea 2 3 2 7Belgium 2 2 2 6Thailand 2 2 2 6Slovakia 2 2 0 4Georgia 2 1 4 7Azerbaijan 1 7 10 18Belarus 1 4 4 9Turkey 1 3 4 8Armenia 1 3 0 4Czech Republic 1 2 7 10Ethiopia 1 2 5 8Slovenia 1 2 1 4Indonesia 1 2 0 3Romania 1 1 3 5Bahrain 1 1 0 2Vietnam 1 1 0 2Taiwan 1 0 2 3Bahamas 1 0 1 2Independent 1 0 1 2Ivory Coast 1 0 1 2Fiji 1 0 0 1Jordan 1 0 0 1Kosovo 1 0 0 1Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1Singapore 1 0 0 1Tajikistan 1 0 0 1Malaysia 0 4 1 5Mexico 0 3 2 5Algeria 0 2 0 2Ireland 0 2 0 2Lithuania 0 1 3 4Bulgaria 0 1 2 3Venezuela 0 1 2 3India 0 1 1 2Mongolia 0 1 1 2Burundi 0 1 0 1Grenada 0 1 0 1Niger 0 1 0 1Philippines 0 1 0 1Qatar 0 1 0 1Norway 0 0 4 4Egypt 0 0 3 3Tunisia 0 0 3 3Israel 0 0 2 2Austria 0 0 1 1Dom Republic 0 0 1 1Estonia 0 0 1 1Finland 0 0 1 1Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1Moldova 0 0 1 1Morocco 0 0 1 1Nigeria 0 0 1 1Portugal 0 0 1 1Trin & Tobago 0 0 1 1UAE 0 0 1 1last_img read more

Bowier: Barclay-Tubman Transition Parallels Sirleaf-Weah

first_imgRev. J. Emmanuel Bowier: “Though he may not be a public speaker, I observe that Weah is decisive and can make decisions that he stands by.  So no one must take him … for granted.”Former Information Minister, Emmanuel Bowier, has said that  the current transition from President Sirleaf to George Weah, bears close parallels to that of President Edwin James Barclay’s transition to William V.S. Tubman in 1944.Bowier who is widely known for his riveting orations of Liberian history and who worked in the administration of Samuel Kanyon Doe, told journalists last week that there are unfolding events that parallel the two transitions, and that more will unfold as the new government moves on.Pointing out similarities between the two transitions, the former Information Minister, who is also a clergyman, noted that as President Sirleaf stated on the fringes of the United Nations summit last year that it was about time to turn power over to the younger generation, so did Barclay with Tubman who was younger than he.Bowier said at that time, Tubman was not considered presidential material because he lacked a college education, had only completed the 8th grade but who studied law, succeeded in becoming a Senator for Maryland, Associate Justice and a “practicing lawyer in his own right.”Similarly, he noted that Weah has over the time been heavily criticized for not being  presidential material but a mere footballer.“Tubman was a popular man who people accused of being a womanizer and one that loved the good times.  This is the same way Weah is popular and branded here today,” Rev. Bowier added.Besides Weah’s football career that made him popular in Liberia and in the world, he was elected in 2014 as Senator of Montserrado County, where he served up to his election as President of Liberia, a position Tubman similarly occupied including other positions in government.Though the turnover from Barclay to Tubman was smooth and hitch free, the relationship could not hold as time progressed in the administration of William V.S. Tubman.According to Rev. Bowier, Barclay being an older person and a well seasoned politician thought he could sit in the background to control Tubman in running the government.“But this was not the case.  There was a time Barclay went to Tubman to tell him what to do as was the usual case, but Tubman at that time refused his instruction and said Barclay should give him a chance to do what he (Barclay) could not do,” Bowier narrated.An instance he considered to be a repeat of history was the failure of lawmakers to pass the 22 bills President Sirleaf submitted to the National Legislature for passage in a short period of time.He said before annulling the passage of the bills, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was consulted and Weah and his partisans conceded that the bills should not hastily be passed because it is they who are to work with them.Bowier said President Sirleaf, being a veteran politician who has had 12 years of experience in the presidency may want to control Weah from the background as Barclay attempted, but may find it difficult because Weah is observed to be very decisive.“Though he may not be a public speaker, I observe that Weah is decisive and can make decisions that he stands by.  So no one must take him and his coalition for granted,” he added.In his suggestion as to what may be one of the first priorities for the new government, Bowier said the CDC-led Government should give preference to transportation for the people.“You will see that every morning and evening in this place people line up along the boulevard and other places to board vehicles and can find it difficult.  They have the money to pay, but they hardly board vehicles soon to go to their destinations,” said Bowier.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ACPF, DCI, Hold Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this Week

first_img“Calls for action to improve access to justice for children in Africa”The Continental Conference on Access to Justice for Children in Africa — organized by the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and the Defense for Children International (DCI) — is expected to hold a two-day conference scheduled for May 8-10 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference is aimed at calling for action to improve access to justice for children in Africa.The conference will discuss and explore ways to ensure that children in Africa – especially the most vulnerable – get access to justice and are treated fairly and decently by the justice system. A new report from ACPF — to be launched at the conference — reveals many African countries lack specialized child justice systems.“It is concerning that in 2018 children in Africa are still being let down by our justice systems,” said Dr. Assefa Bequele, ACPF’s Executive Director. “All too often across Africa, children in need of protection or seeking to redeem their rights face immense challenges, not only in accessing justice systems, but also in getting effective remedies through these systems.”Children’s rights campaigners and defenders estimate that thousands of children are held in prisons across the continent at any one time, with many more deprived of their liberty in detention centers, rehabilitation units or other such institutions.According to the report, girls, children with disabilities, children living on the streets and trafficked children are some of the most vulnerable groups of children within the justice system. They suffer discrimination and are often denied access to justice.“The end result is that children fall back on systems that are closer, familiar and more accessible to them, which do not always deliver justice in their best interests,” said Dr Nkatha Murungi, the Head of ACPF’s Children and the Law Program .“The widespread use of informal (traditional, religious and administrative) justice systems creates significant challenges in ensuring the protection of the best interests of children and their access to justice.” Dr Murungi called on African governments to ensure that these informal justice systems respect and apply the same international standards of children’s rights as the formal justice systems.Without access to justice, it is difficult for children to enjoy their rights. “Despite the progress recorded in recent years, we still have some way to go,” said Alex Kamarotos, DCI’s Executive Director. “We need urgent action to protect children, especially addressing basic issues such as bringing an end to the detention of children.Detention is especially damaging for children’s physical and mental health and should be applied only as a last resort, and for the shortest possible time. Alternatives to the deprivation of liberty do exist and can be implemented, if there is political will.”Addressing African governments, Dr Assefa said “We cannot wait for tomorrow. We have to urgently implement existing laws and policies. We must ensure that the needs of vulnerable groups of children in access to justice are addressed and that traditional and religious systems deliver justice that protects all children. We have to act now. The future of our continent is dependent on the full realization of the rights and well-being of our children today.”The Continental Conference on Access to Justice for Children is jointly organized by ACPF and DCI and is being held at the United National Conference Centre (UNCC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8-10 May 2018.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hospital construction progressing on schedule

first_imgDespite a minor setback, construction is running smoothly at the new Fort St. John Hospital and Residential care site.According to Northern Health, construction is on schedule and within budget, with all design requirements now complete.- Advertisement -Project Director Tom Sparrow says that despite certain challenges created by the area’s northern climate, the project partners are pleased with the progress made so far.Sparrow says that the next step involves the transition of all staff and equipment into the new facility. Plans are also being considered for moving patients and long-term care residents from the current hospital to the new site.Construction workers experienced a slight setback Wednesday, after a fire started at the site early this morning. Northern Health Spokesperson Eryn Collins says the damage was minimal and authorities are not aware of any significant damage or setbacks to the project.Service is scheduled to begin at the new hospital and care centre in the summer of 2012. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ahmad wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid

first_imgMorocco is a two-horse race against a rival united bid from the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The decisive vote will take place at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on June 13, one day ahead of the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.In a wide-ranging discussion, Ahmad, who replaced long-serving Issa Hayatou as head of CAF in March 2017, spoke of the importance of Africa’s bid to host the World Cup for only the second time, as well as significant changes that will shake up next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).He said Africa and CAF stood solidly behind Morocco’s bid to organise the 2026 World Cup, which will come 16 years after South Africa staged the tournament.“Being in Africa while this is happening, standing ahead of this objective (the World Cup) I think that Africans, whether francophone or anglophone… it’s in the continent’s interest,” he said.“The World Cup has an enormous impact for Africa. Why? Because it inspires hope for many young Africans.”Ahmad said he was working to win backing from European nations for Morocco’s candidacy, saying that any support would be reciprocal.He added that a Moroccan World Cup would offer significant advantages to Europe.“Time zones, distance, fans, they are all of interest to Europe,” as opposed to the united North American bid.“Visa also: Europeans don’t need a visa to come to Morocco. For all of that, we think that Europe should vote for Morocco.”– Shake up –Last week the head of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Graet, promised French backing, praising Morocco’s development and saying Africa deserved another World Cup given the quantity of talented players emerging from the continent.Ahmad said CAF was supporting the five African teams who have qualified to take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, offering them financial and material support.“We were part of the preparation, we can say that it was with a modest sum of money, but these are our means,” he said. “We contributed as much as $500,000 (about 407,000 euro) per team.”Looking ahead to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), he said that the host nation Cameroon is expected to overcome problems with preparations, including delays on building work on stadiums. He said an official report on the issues was being drawn up.“But we have always said that seeing the will of the president (Paul Biya), everyone is going to get on with it and go ahead.“So far, I believe that is what will materialise. How do I not believe in a head of state. Where politics goes, all must follow.”For the first time, the 2019 CAN will be expanded from 16 teams to 24 and will be held in the northern hemisphere summer, rather than in the winter.“That’s what people want,” said Ahmad, referring to the 24-team draw and the summer kick-off.“For me, I have a management principle: if I’m elected it is to respond to the expectations of the stakeholders, be it the federations, the players, the coaches.“To be in harmony with their mandate, you have to satisfy people at your base. And I think it’s justified, legitimate because there are some countries emerging in the football world that are about to shake up the established nations of African football.”He said that the switch to summer was not fixed in stone and could be adapted for future tournaments.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad spoke to AFP at his office in Cairo © AFP / KHALED DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Apr 23 – The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco’s drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future European bid.In an exclusive interview with AFP, Ahmad Ahmad, the Confederation of African Football president, appealed to European self-interest, saying: “Vote for us and we’ll vote for you next time.”last_img read more

Delight as The Shandon named as Luxury Hotel and Spa of the Year

first_imgThe success of The Shandon Hotel and Spa has been incredible since it officially re-opened under new management. The spectacular Spa facility at The Shandon re-opened last August, and recently celebrated its first birthday.The Hotel officially re-opened in March of this year, and has already hosted its first wedding, and is earning rave reviews for its amazing food. With the stunning Marble Hill beach in the backdrop, The Shandon is one of the most scenic hotels, not only in Donegal, but in the entire country.Today, management at The Shandon received confirmation that it has been named the Luxury Hotel and Spa of the Year!Kerry Payne, from The Luxury Travel Guide Awards said, “We are delighted to pay tribute to and commend all those who have excelled in the industry. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.“All winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our in-house professionals. This ensures only the most deserving firms and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades and gain a place in our awards winners’ guide, which will be distributed to over half a million professional & affluent people around the world. Manager of The Shandon Hotel, Carolynne Harrison told Donegal Daily, “The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement, that we’re extremely proud of.“To win an International Luxury Travel award is just fantastic, and it’s a testament to all the hard work of all the staff and everybody associated with the Hotel and Spa.“It’s also great exposure for Donegal Tourism as a whole, and the Wild Atlantic Way!!”Delight as The Shandon named as Luxury Hotel and Spa of the Year was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessDelightFeaturesLuxury HotelnewsThe Shandon Hotel and SpaTravel Awardlast_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE NOTES: Raphoe Family Resource Centre:PARENTS PLUS – SUPPORTING PARENTS6 -11 years Is starting on Wednesday 21st January.Have you a child / children aged from 6 -11 years old?Does it ever feel like world war 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated? Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t)Now is the time to make the changes!Raphoe Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Springboard Family Support Project is now taking names for a free Parents Plus 8 week programme.The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers Parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential. Topics include:• Being a responsive parent. • Encouraging and supporting children.• Promoting children’s language and development.• Helping children concentrate and learn• Building co-operation in young children • Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problemsThis programme is free of chargeFor further information please contact Melanie @Raphoe FRC on 0749145796 or Celine @ Springboard Family Support Project on 0749173918AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME & YOUTH CAFÉ:The Family Resource Centre’s Afterschool Programme and Youth Café have now resumed following the Christmas and New Year holidays.YOUTH CAFÉ:The Wednesday night Youth Café runs from 7-9pm at €2per week. New members are always welcome.AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME:Tuesday; 3-4pm 3rd & 4th Classes Homework Support;4-5pm 5th & 6th Classes Drop-in;Wednesday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support;Thursday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support.Parents/guardians of 5th & 6th Class children please note that Tuesday from 4-5pm is now drop-in with activities such as pool, table-tennis etc. Thank you for your continuing support and cooperation.WOMEN’S GROUPThe Women’s group meet on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm. Dates for January are as follows – Monday 12th January and Monday 26th. The Women’s group have been together for many years. We chat, we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of this group, don’t hesitate to come along.RAPHOE SOMETHING SPECIALThe Something Special Support group’s next meeting is taking place on Tuesday 13th January 2015. The group meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you are apparent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always. Date for your diary – On the 10th March, an Autism therapist will be coming to talk to the group.If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WORKER INTERNSHIP:Applications are now being invited for Youth Development Worker Internship with the Family Resource Centre. The Internship will be of 30 hours duration per week for a period of 9 months. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of youth work and youth work practice to include enhancing the personal, social and educational development of children and young people; mentoring and supporting young people; recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. The Youth Development Worker will have good organisational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to work on own initiative or part of a team, be reliable and responsible, empathetic, non-judgemental, warm and friendly and be willing to work unsocial hours if required. An application form can be downloaded from www.jobbridge.ie and please note that only eligible jobseekers can apply for the Internship.DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:The Family Resource will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday 7th May on recognising and understanding self-harming. The workshop will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. To book a place please contact Laura on 074 9145796/087 3641503.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.RAPHOE WALKING GROUPWanting to become fit or fitter in 2015? Don’t’ like to walk alone? Joining Raphoe Walking group could be the answer! The Walking group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.LIFFORD YOUTHREACHAre you currently out of school or education, or thinking about leaving school?Would you like to get your education back on track and gain some valuable skills and qualifications?Lifford Youthreach may be the answer…..Lifford Youthreach is an education centre that engages with early schools leavers, or young people who may be at risk of not completing their Junior Cert, Leaving Cert or Leaving Cert Applied. Youthreach is a full time programme. We operate 9 – 4 Monday to Thursday and 9 – 1 on Fridays. Young people receive an allowance for attending the programme depending on their age.SLIMMING WORLDDo you want to achieve your weight loss dreams in 2015. Well now you can with our new Streamlined Extra Easy Plan, even easier than before. And power up your weight loss with our new weight loss boosting eating plan. If you would like to know more, come along to one of our warm and friendly groupsEvery Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt hall RaphoeEvery Thursday night at 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Presbyterian Hall, Kilmacrennan Rd, MilfordOr contact Geraldine on 0863348048I look forward to seeing you soonPERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FORADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESCongratulations to all the participants who successfully completed the 10-week personal development programme for people with intellectual disabilities delivered in conjunction with RehabCare, Lifford.This programme, which ended on 1st December aimed to provide personal development training to enhance the confidence, self-esteem, skills, knowledge and competencies of the participants to become more involved in mainstream community activities. Funding for the programme was granted through the HSE National Lottery Block Allocation 2014. The training programme was co-facilitated by Sinead McAteer and Laura Doran with 13 participants who all attend RehabCare in Lifford.Laura Doran stated;“At the beginning of the programme we had outlined a number of subject areas which we wanted to work on. However as it progressed it was clear certain areas needed more work than others, such as confidence, personal safety and assertiveness. The topics were covered by incorporating drama which seemed to work really well. Furthermore the programme highlighted a few issues which would require more programmes in the future, such as money handling, personal health and again personal safety. In the coming months it would be great to look into more grant/funding opportunities to continue the work already started.On the final day the participants showcased the work they had done so far with a drama performance for Tony and all at RehabCare. Although the nerves got to everyone, including the facilitators, they put on great show and I think it really emphasised how their confidence had grown and demonstrated some of the new skills they attained.”EMPOWERING PARENTSDESSA ‘Empowering Parents’ training programmeThis is a new 6 week programme for parents with children with disabilities under the age of 12. It’s local and it’s free of charge. It won’t solve all your problems, but it will offer you information and advice which will help you to see things differently and to find ways of getting what you and your child need. You’ll be with other parents who are in a similar situation, so there will be lots of opportunity for getting and giving real support.DESSA, The Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency is funded by the department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to develop and deliver social inclusion initiatives to people with disabilities and their familiesWhat does the training programme entail?“Empowering Parents” will:• Show you new ways of thinking about your children’s disability, which will help you to see new possibilities and ways of doing things• Tell you about your child’s rights, and how to achieve them.• Explain who can help you get what you need from public services and your local community.• Help build your confidence and keep your spirits up.“Empowering Parents” will be run one morning a week for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks. Each session involves lots of lively discussion and group activities, and there are hand-outs to take home so you can refer to them later.Venue: Cheshire Apartments, Long Lane, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTime: 10am – 12:30pmDates: Monday 2nd FebruaryMonday 9th FebruaryMonday 16thWednesday 11th FebruaryMonday 23rd FebruaryMonday 30th FebruaryRefreshments will be providedFor more information and to reserve your place, please contact: Margret Larkin, DLDC on 074 91 27056 or mlarkin@dldc.orgST, MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSStarting back soonIf you are 18 years or over and would like to get fit, learn a new skill, have fun and meet new friends, then this is the team for you. Commit to be fitCLOTHING COLLECTION FOR REFUGEESOn Sunday 8th February you are asked to bring any spare clothes, belts, shoes and handbags to St. Eunan’s Chapel between 9am and 2pm. All funds raised in this country-wide collection will go to “Homes From Donegal” a charity building homes in the Central African Republic for some of the one million refugees displaced by war there. See homesfromdonegal.com for moreCOMMUNITY NOTICE: YOUTH CAFÉ EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT RAPHOE RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LocalFeaturesNoticesRaphoelast_img read more

Corvette driver hits mausoleum, dies in rage chase

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HAYWARD, Calif. – A motorist who sped through a Hayward cemetery in an apparent road-rage pursuit of a car that cut him off died after crashing into a mausoleum, police officials said. The driver was killed when his classic Corvette skidded out of control while navigating a turn Sunday inside the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and crashed in front of mourners watching a nearby burial, said Hayward police Lt. Gary Branson. The identity of the Corvette’s 52-year-old driver was not being released Sunday night, pending notification of next of kin, the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau said. A pair of crypts inside the mausoleum were jarred open, but the caskets inside were not damaged, Branson said. The Corvette was cut off by a Mercedes-Benz convertible on a street outside the cemetery before following the car inside and chasing it at high speeds, witnesses said. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz kept going after the crash and was being sought as a witness, but is not thought to have caused the crash, Branson said.last_img read more


first_imgYOU’VE been out and about again with your cameras during this superb spell of warm weather.Here’s the latest selection of your pix.You can send your pix to info@donegaldaily.com Top pic is from Donal Kearney and features Lough Swilly last evening.Below: a different view of Lough Swilly taken at Quay Shore, Newtowncunningham looking across to Fort Stewart. It was taken by Vero McClean.Below: Two shots from Robert McClean:     JUST WONDERFUL! YOUR GREAT PIX OF DONEGAL was last modified: May 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JUST WONDERFUL! YOUR GREAT PIX OF DONEGALlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: RESCUE services have been involved in a dramatic incident at Lough Salt late last night.Two divers were brought to safety by Mulroy Cliff and Coast Rescue Services at around 9.30pm.It is understood  that two divers were  diving  in Lough  Salt when one of them, believed to be  from Inishowen, got into difficulty. The other diver raised the alarm and the Downings based rescue team and Gardai were despatched to the scene.The diver who called the emergency services is believed to be an Italian tourist.At this stage the rescue services believe the Co Donegal man became entangled under water.A  rescue  boat  launched  by  Mulroy  Clift  and  Coast however and the volunteer crew was able to bring him to the surface. He was later transferred to a decompression chamber.  DIVERS SAFE AND WELL AFTER BEING RESCUED FROM LOUGH SALT was last modified: August 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more